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Gilah Yelin Hirsch, MFA.

Title: Professor, Art

Department: Art

Office: LCH B106
Phone Extension: x3966
Email Username: ghirsch

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Sample Artwork

Hirch's Art sample
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Publications

  • 2011 - Collections of Foreign Studies on Shamanism, “Artist as Shaman – Conjuring Healing: Imagery, Bio-theology, Health & Right Action, Chinese translation, chief editor Dr. Guo Shuyun, Dalian Nationalities University, China, Xue Chu Ban She, publisher
  • 2011 - Biotheology, Imagery & Healing, Community Address, Vol 21, #1, Journal Subtle Energies & Energy Medicine
  • 2011 - Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Enthnology & Anthropology, “Artist as Shaman – Conjuring Healing: Imagery, Bio-theology, Health & Right Action, chief editor, V. I. Kharitonova
  • 2010 - The Travelling Exhibition, 2005 – 2009, Catalogue,  Gilah Yelin Hirsch, Gilah Yelin Hirsch publisher
  • 2010 - Bridges Magazine, International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies & Energy Medicine Magazine, Cover 2010, Issue #3, “Shy Lily,” Dorland Pond Series #18
  • 2010 - Shaman: Journal of the International Society for Shamanistic Research, “Biotheology, Imagery, and Healing: An Exploration into the Relationship Between Calcium and Bodhicitta, Health and Right Action,” Adam Molnar editor
  • 2009 - Bridges Magazine, Issue 3, p. 4, "Conversation with Kuno: A Lesson in Compassion and Forgiveness," with Celia Coates and Lucia Thornton, ISSSEEM, Boulder, CO
  • 2009 - Journal of Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, “Eskimos Have No Word or Concept for ‘Future:’ Cultural Suicide in Nunavut,” (English and Russian) Russian Academy of Sciences, Center for Medical Anthropology, Moscow, Russia
  • 2008 - Winston Hewitt website, “Appreciation of Winston Hewitt”
  • 2005 - Jeffrey Hessing: Riffin’ in the Landscape, catalog essay for Pucker Gallery, Boston, Mass.
  • 2002 - Waxwing Editions, (Online Literary and Arts Magazine), The Diamond Series and artist’s statement (Spring Edition)
  • 2002 - The International Journal of Healing and Caring, editor Dan Benor, MD (Spring Edition) “Proprioception, Reflection, Recognition: The Positive Affect of Paradigmatic Form – A Personal Foray into Art, Healing and the Mystery of the White Spheres”
  • 1999 - Solimar Magazine, Spring 1999, Special Preview Issue “Bringing the Himalayas Home”
  • 1999 - Gold Coast Review, Paintings (Online Literary and Arts Magazine) Published by California State University, San Bernardino
  • 1997 - Focus on Art: Volume 2, Number one, Spring '97 "Gilah Yelin Hirsch on Beauty, Form, Creativity"
  • 1996 - An Artist's Book of Inspiration edited by Astrid Fitzgerald, Lindisfarne Press: selections of essay "The Nature of Beauty"
    An Artist's Book of Inspiration

  • 1995 - Cosmography: The Writing of the Universe. (Video)
    Cosmography: the
writing of the universe (For information on Cosmography and video clips, click here.)
  • 1992 - The Quest: Philosophy, Science, Religion, The Arts, Autumn: article "The Illusion of Potential: the Delusion of the Creative Person in Relationship"; followed by an interview with GYH by the editor, William Metzger
  • 1990 - American Women Artists: The 20th Century: Knoxville Museum of Art Catalog essay on Ruth Weisberg
  • 1986 - "Deer Deer", short story read in "Crossovers", an evening of readings at Stella Polaris Gallery, Los Angeles
  • 1986 - "Kyoto: The City of Spiritual Business": article in The Los Angeles Herald Examiner, December, 1986
  • 1985 - Womens Art Journal: Winter Issue, 1985; feature article "Persistence of Time and Memory: The Art of Ruth Weisberg"
  • 1984 - Images and Issues Magazine: Winter, 1984; review of the recent work of Ruth Weisberg
  • 1983 - "Thin Air": short story used as text in Philosophy of Ecology course at Pitzer College, Claremont (CA)
  • 1978 - Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal:Vol. 6, New York; Article on Emily Carr
  • 1978 - Metamagic: catalog essay and design for "Metamagic" exhibition which I curated at California State University, Dominguez Hills
  • 1978 - Artweek: October, 1978; analytical article on the sculpture of Bruria
  • 1977 - The Pararational, Visionary and Mystical Perspective: published by California State University, Dominguez Hills, External Degree Program
  • 1976 - Feminist Art Journal: Summer issue; article on Emily Carr
  • 1972 - Artweek: article on "Joan of Art" seminars


 

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2011 - Vincent Gallery, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • 2009, 2010, 2011 - Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2009 - Symbol Galeria, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2007 - Piano Nobile Gallery, Krakow, Poland
  • 2006 - Artoteka, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • 2006 - Soviart, Kiev, Ukraine
  • 2005 - Limes Gales Galeria, Kiallitasas, Ferencesek utcaja, Kamaron, Slovakia
  • 2005 - Temporary Contemporary Gallery, Krakow, Poland
  • 2002 - Lois Neiter Fine Arts: “Surface, Color, Light”
  • 1996 - Irvine Fine Arts Center: "The Calligraphic Mark – Between Word, Image and Gesture (curator Dorrit Rawlins)
  • 1995 - Kresge Chapel, School of Process Studies and the School of Theology, Claremont Graduate School
  • 1995 - Roxy, Pasadena, curated by Dan Beckerman
  • 1994 - Santa Monica Central Public Library, Santa Monica, California
  • 1994 - New York Open Center, New York City
  • 1994 - Cafe Neil, Los Angeles
  • 1993 - The Fielding Institute, Santa Barbara, California
  • 1992-93 - University of California, Irvine, Medical Plaza: "Nature as Home III", installation of paintings for one year.
  • 1991-92 - University of California, Irvine, Medical Plaza: "The MacDowell Hay Bale Series", installation of fifteen paintings for one year.
  • 1990/91 - University of California, Irvine, Medical Plaza: "Nature As Home", installation of twelve paintings for one year, June to June.
  • 1990/91 - "Nature As Home", The Grand Promenade, Los Angeles, curated by Michelle Isenberg
  • 1988-89 - Merging One Gallery, Santa Monica, California
  • 1988-89 - SPARC (Social and Public Art Resources), Venice, California
  • 1988 - Alligator, San Francisco, California
  • 1984 - Reed Whipple Cultural Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1984 - Turnbull Lutjeans Kogan Gallery (TLK), Costa Mesa, California
  • 1981 - Space Gallery, Los Angeles
  • 1978 - The Woman's Building, Los Angeles
  • 1975 - Lyn Kienholz Gallery, Los Angeles
  • 1974 - Downey Museum of Art, "Introductions", Downey, California
  • 1974 - Kirkland College, Clinton, New York
  • 1974 - California State University, Dominguez Hills
  • 1973 - California State University, Fresno
  • 1972 - Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York
  • 1970 - UCLA Gallery, Los Angeles
  • 1970 - San Pedro Municipal Gallery, California
  • 1969 - Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Lytton Gallery


 

Two-, three- and four-person exhibitions

  • 1996 - University of Judaism, Los Angeles, California, "The Language of Nature" (two-person with Patrick Percy)
  • 1995 - Daniel Beckerman Gallery, Redlands, California "Light and Space" (two-person with Gerda Mathon)
  • 1995 - Louise Towne Gallery, Los Angeles, California (two-person)
  • 1995 - Mythos Gallery, Burbank, California (two-person with Jill Ansell)
  • 1987 - "Letter Forms", Gilah Hirsch, Anna Homler, Devorah Jackson, Women's Building, Los Angeles - "Gilah Hirsch, Irene Vincent, Michael Wingo" Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
  • 1986 - Harbor College Art Gallery (CA): "Two Views of Nature", Amy Goldman and Gilah Hirsch
  • 1982 - University of California, Irvine: "Tradition in Transition" Gilah Yelin Hirsch, Bruria, Beth Ames Swarz, Michele Zackheim
  • 1978 - Woman's Building, Los Angeles: "Gilah Yelin Hirsch, Bruria, Nancy Spero, Hella Hammid"
  • 1971 - Downey Museum (CA) Annual Juried Exhibition
  • 1970 - San Pedro Municipal Gallery: Three Artists Exhibition (as a result of winning Los Angeles Municipal New Talent Competition)
  • 1968 - UCLA, Kerkhoff Gallery: "Two Women"


 

Group Exhibitions

  • 2011 - Jüdische Frauen in der Bildenden Kunst (Jewish women in the Visual Arts), Inselgalerie, Berlin, Germany
  • 2011 - The World in Their Eye, California State University Dominguez Hills, Carson (Los Angeles), CA (2008, 2005, 2002)
  • 2011 - Visionary Art - A Celebration of Life Retrospective, Ebenezer "HerChurch," San Francsico, CA
  • 2011 - Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA (2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2005, 2004)
  • 2010 - Memories & Transformation, Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles, CA, Donna Stein, curator
  • 2009 - The Big Questions: Elizabeth Bloom and Gilah Yelin Hirsch, University of Southern California, Hittel and Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2009 - Rachel Rosenthal's 83rd Birthday Bash, Track 16 Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
  • 2009 - Mary H. Dana Women Artist Series, Institute for Women and Art, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.
  • 2009 - The Art of Language, Zimmer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2009 - Insight/Inside LA, Jose Druidis Biada Art Gallery, Mount Saint Mary's College, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2009 - Digital Media Art Wall, St. John's Health Center, Santa Monica, CA
  • 2008 - Jewish Magic: Folklore and Fantasy, Eugene and Elinor Friend Center for the Arts, Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • 2007 - Lakaye Gallery, Los Angeles, “Healing: A Contemporary Exploration”, in conjunction with Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, “Healing: A Cultural Exploration”
  • 2007 - Incognito 2007, Santa Monica Museum of Art, California
  • 2007 - “Southern California Women Artists: Then and Now”, Track 16 Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, California
  • 2006 - Los Angeles Art Exchange, John Holliday
  • 2006 - “Makor/Source”, UCLA and USC Hillel Foundations
  • 2005 - “Incognito”, Santa Monica Museum, California
  • 2005 - Nature: The New Jewish Community Center at Milken, West Hills, Ca 91307
  • 2005 - Sympat Exhibition, Patince, Slovakia
  • 2005 - 11th International Sympat, Limes Gallery, Komarno, Slovakia
  • 2005 - Le Sanctuaire, Santa Monica, Ca
  • 2005 - “Too Jewish – Not Jewish Enough”, Gotthelf Gallery, San Diego Center for Jewish Culture, California
  • 2005 - “The World Through Their Eyes”, California State University, Dominguez Hills, California
  • 2004 - “Sympat 2004” Patince, Slovakia
  • 2004 - “Sympat 2004” Limes Galeria, Kiallitasas, Ferencesek utcaja, Komaron, Slovakia
  • 2004 - “Too Jewish: Not Jewish Enough”, The Jewish Federation, USC, Los Angeles
  • 2004 - “Incognito”, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, Ca
  • 2003 - Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Bergamot Station: LAPD/NYPD, curated by Michael Duncan
  • 2002/03 - University of Judaism, Los Angeles: “The Chai Show”
  • 2002 - California State University, Dominguez Hills, “The World in Their Eye”, Faculty Exhibition
  • 2000 - “Visions Toward Wellness”: Hera Gallery, Wakefield, R.I., Atrium Gallery, Providence, R.I., New Haven Public Library, New Haven, Ct. Princeton University, New Haven. Ct., Macy Gallery, Columbia University, New York City
  • 1998 - Oakgrove Krishnamurti School, Ojai, CA Invitational Exhibition and Auction
  • 1996 - Spring Street Gallery and Museum, Los Angeles: "The Inner Lives of Women - Psyche, Spirit, Soul", curated by Miriam Wosk
  • 1996 - California State University, Dominguez Hills, Faculty Exhibition
  • 1996 - Irvine Fine Arts Center: "Calligraphic" Exhibition
  • 1996 - Dorland Mountain Colony Auction - Temecula
  • 1996 - California State University, Dominguez Hills, Faculty Exhibition
  • 1995 - Spring Gallery, Santa Monica "Landscape"
  • 1995 - Barnsdall Municipal Gallery, Los Angeles, "Landscape: The Continuum" curated by Scott Kanty
  • 1995 - E. Manfred Evans Community Adult School Invitational Art Auction
  • 1994 - Walton Art Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas: Artists of the Spirit
  • 1994 - Orange County Center for the Arts Invitational Exhibition and Auction
  • 1994 - Women's Clinic, Los Angeles: Inaugural exhibition of permanent collection (curator Sylvia White)
  • 1993 - Thomas Center Gallery, Department of Cultural and Nature Operations, City of Gainesville, Florida: "Sacred Spaces: Women and the Land"
  • 1993 - California State University, Dominguez Hills, Faculty Ex.
  • 1993 - Fresno Museum Invitational Auction
  • 1993 - California State University, Los Angeles, Invitational Auction
  • 1993 - Women's Center: "Art in the Garden" Invitational Auction
  • 1992 - Earthtrust Foundation
  • 1992 - Rim Institute Benefit Auction, Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1992 - The Orangutan Foundation International: Invitational benefit at the Indonesian Consulate in Los Angeles
  • 1992 - Merging One Gallery, Santa Monica, "Small Treasures"
  • 1992 - Santa Monica Museum of Art: Art Bank Collection
  • 1991 - "Art as a Healing Force", Bolinas Museum at Commonweal: eight of the "Round Painting Series"
  • 1991 - Marina Marketplace Exhibition, curated by Sylvia White of Contemporary Artists
  • 1991 - Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum: "Addictions"
  • 1991 - Margo Leavin Gallery: "Choice! Auction" invitational benefit for The Feminist Majority Foundation.
  • 1990 - California State University, Dominguez Hills, Faculty Exhibition
  • 1989 - "Landscape Visions", Chancellor's Headquarters of California State University System, Long Beach, CA
  • 1989 - "Life Changes and the Jewish Experience", The Gallery of The Jewish Federation, Los Angeles
  • 1989 - American and Korean Women Artists, Modern Gallery, Los Angeles
  • 1987 - University of California, Los Angeles: "New Jewish Agenda National Convention" Exhibition
  • 1987 - Pacific Oaks, Pasadena, California - Art Match
  • 1987 - Solo Gallery, New York City: Visual Dialogue: Landscapes
  • 1987 - California State University, Dominguez Hills: Faculty Ex.
  • 1986 - California State Polytechnic University, Pomona: "Showcase '86 - Contemporary Works"
  • 1986 - Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles: "Through the Eyes of an Artist"; Ruth Weisberg, curator
  • 1986 - University of Southern California, Atelier Gallery: "Turning to the Landscape"
  • 1985 - Loyola Law School, Los Angeles: "The Spiritual Eye: Religious Imagery in Contemporary Los Angeles"
  • 1985 - Santa Monica Library (CA): exhibition of paintings bought for the City Art Bank
  • 1985 - "Artists' Forum": exhibition of selected faculty work of the California State University's 19 campuses housed first at Cal State Los Angeles, then at the Chancellor's Gallery, Long Beach, then traveling to various State University Galleries
  • 1984 - Lehigh Univ. Art Galleries, Wilson Gallery, Bethlehem (PA) "WCA '84"; Audrey Flack, Joyce Kozloff, Joan Marten, jurors
  • 1984 - 1984 World Exposition, Inc., New Orleans, Women's Pavilion: "Women in the Mainstream - National Women's Art Exhibition"
  • 1984 - California State University, Dominguez Hills: Faculty Exhibition
  • 1984 - Collins Gallery, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, San Francisco: "Contemporary Women Visionaries"
  • 1984- Los Angeles Design Center, Los Angeles: Olympic Exhibition
  • 1984 - "A Broad Spectrum: Contemporary Los Angeles Painters and Sculptors, 1984"; Lena Torslow Hansen, curator
  • 1984 - UCLA, Frederick Wight Gallery: "Tamarind 25th Anniversary Exhibition"
  • 1983 - Stella Polaris Gallery, Los Angeles: "Art/Soul/Psyche"
  • 1981 - Santa Barbara City College (CA): "Small Image Competition"
  • 1981 - Clarement Colleges (CA): "Professor's Choice"
  • 1981 - Southwest Fine Arts Gallery, University of Las Vegas (NV): "Artist Spaces"
  • 1981 - California State University, Bakersfield: "Ten Los Angeles Artists"
  • 1981 - Inner Perceptions, Los Angeles: "Visionary Art"
  • 1980 - Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles: ERA Auction and Exhibition
  • 1980 - California State University, Dominguez Hills: Faculty Exhibition
  • 1979 - I.D.E.A., Los Angeles: "Doors of Perception" performance
  • 1979 - University of New Mexico: "Intimate Statements"
  • 1978 - California State University, Dominguez Hills: "Metamagic"
  • 1978 - California State University, Dominguez Hills: Faculty Exhibition
  • 1978 - Vons and Funk and Wagnall's, Los Angeles: "Fine Art of Food"
  • 1978 - Berkeley Moving Arts, Berkeley (CA): "Doors of Perception"; Synesthesia' of music, poetry and visual art performance
  • 1977 - California State University, Dominguez Hills: Faculty Exhibition
  • 1977 - Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael (CA): "Extended Media"
  • 1977 - Berlin, W.Germany: "Neue Gesellschaft fur Bildende Kunst"
  • 1976 - California State University, Los Angeles: "Small Image Exhibition"
  • 1976 - Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles: "Imagination"
  • 1976 - Comsky Gallery, Los Angeles: "Los Angeles Art Scene"
  • 1976 - California State University, Dominguez Hills: Faculty Exhibition
  • 1975 - Gallery 210, University of Missouri, St. Louis (MO): "American Women Printmakers"
  • 1975 - Vons Corp., Cheviot Hills (CA): "Feast for the Eyes" Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
  • 1975 - California State Univ., Dominguez Hills: Faculty Exhibition
  • 1975- Los Angeles County Museum of Art Rental Library: "Last Picture Show"
  • 1975 - Los Angeles County Museum of Art Rental Library: "Organic/Inorganic"
  • 1975 - Aerospace Corporation, Los Angeles: "The Female Experience"
  • 1974 - Ellie Blankfort Gallery, Los Angeles
  • 1974 - Silvan Simone Gallery, Los Angeles
  • 1974 - Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York
  • 1974 - Tibor de Nagy Gallery, Houston, Texas
  • 1974 - Scripps College, Claremont (CA): "Fine Art of Food"
  • 1974 - Cerritos College (CA): "Los Angeles Women Artists"
  • 1974 - Los Angeles County Museum Art Rental Gallery
  • 1973 - Santa Monica College Faculty Exhibition
  • 1973 - Whitney Museum of Art: (New York) Annual Juried Exhibition
  • 1973 - Womanspace, Los Angeles: Inaugural Invitational Exhibition
  • 1973 - Womanspace, Los Angeles: Female Sexuality/Female Identity Exhibition
  • 1973 - Santa Monica College Gallery: Eight Los Angeles Women Artists
  • 1973 - St. Augustine-by-the-Sea, Santa Monica: Invitational Exhibition "Rare Day"
  • 1973 - Los Angeles County Museum Art Rental Gallery
  • 1973 - Whitney Museum of Art, New York: Art Rental Gallery
  • 1973 - California State University Dominguez Hills
  • 1973 - Silvan Simone Gallery, Los Angeles
  • 1973 - Cerritos College, Los Angeles
  • 1972 - Riverside Art Association (CA): Annual Juried Exhibition
  • 1972 - Pasadena Art Museum: "Southern California Attitudes '72"
  • 1972 - Suffolk Museum, Stoneybrook, New York, "Unmanly Art"
  • 1972 - New York Cultural Center: "The Realist Revival"
  • 1972 - Los Angeles County Museum of Art Rental Gallery
  • 1970 - Huntington Beach Prospectus '70 (CA)
  • 1970 - Fullerton College: Painting 1970 (CA)
  • 1970 - Los Angeles County Museum of Art Rental Gallery
  • 1970 - UCLA Gallery, MFA Exhibition
  • 1970 - Fullerton Junior College (CA): Purchase Award Show "Painting 1970"
  • 1969 - Los Angeles County Museum of Art Rental Gallery
  • 1968 - International Print Competition, Chapel Hill, North Carolina


 

Professional Photography

  • 2001 - Traditions in Architecture: Africa, America, Asia, and Oceania, 4.2 p. 95, Dora P. Crouch & June G. Johnson, Oxford University Press
  • 1999 - Solimar Magazine , Spring 1999, Special Preview Issue, Photographs accompanying article “Bringing the Himalayas Home”
  • 1989 - Photography for "Cosmography - the Writing of the Universe"
  • 1989 - Photo: "Tibetan Doctor" sold to Interactive Production Associates for "Tell Me Why" program, Santa Monica, California
  • 1989 - Exhibition of photographs in "Life Changes and the Jewish Experience", The Gallery of the Jewish Federation
  • 1986-87 - Photography for "In Search of the Sacred"
  • 1986-87 - Logo photograph for First Light Video Publications
  • 1986-87 - Photo published in Los Angeles Herald Examiner along with article, "Kyoto: City of Spiritual Business", Dec.7, 1986
  • 1984 - Documentary photographer of Rachel Rosenthal D.B.D. - Performance documentation Rachel Rosenthal, L.A.C.E. Gallery
  • 1980 - Album portrait for "Songs of Robert Burns," Philo Records


 

Public Lectures and Presentations

  • 2012 - Taking the Temperature of the Globe, Council Grove Conference, Kansas, US
  • 2011 - Artist as Shaman, Keynote, ISSSR (International Society for Shamanic Research), State Ethnomuseum, Warsaw, Poland
  • 2011 - The Mystery of the White Spheres, Russian Academy of Sciences Moscow, Russia
  • 2011 - Biotheology, Imagery, and Healing: An Exploration into the Relationship Between Calcium and Bodhicitta, Health, and "Right Action," Institute of Art, Science & Healing, Bielefeld, Germany
  • 2011 - Biotheology, Imagery, and Healing: An Exploration into the Relationship Between Calcium and Bodhicitta, Health, and "Right Action," Institute of Art, Science & Healing, Berlin, Germany
  • 2011 - Confessions of a Multi-Hatted Artist: Summoning the Unified Field - An Investigation into the Relation Between Origin of Alphabet, Pattern in Nature, and the Neurology of Perception, The Center for Philosophy & the Arts, Pasadena, CA
  • 2010 - Conjuring Healing: Biotheology, Imagery, Health, and Right Action, Institute of Ethnology & Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences, International Interdisciplinary Scientific Symposium "Psychophysiology & Social Adaptation of (Neo)Shamans in the Past & Present," Tunka Valley, Republic of Buryatia
  • 2010 - Biotheology, Imagery, and Healing: An Exploration into the Relationship Between Calcium and Bodhicitta, Health, and "Right Action," presentation, The International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies & Energy Medicine Conference, Boulder, CO
  • 2010 - Center for Environmental Energy Medicine Studies, Council Grove Congerence, KS discussant
  • 2009 - Confessions of a Multi-Hatted Artist: Summoning the Unified Field - An Investigation into the Relation Between Origin of Alphabet, Pattern in Nature, and the Neurology of Perception, Emeritus Colloquium, California State University Dominguez Hills, Carson (Los Angeles), CA
  • 2009 - The Big Questions, University of Southern California, Hillel Art Gallery, walkthrough talk on exhibition
  • 2009 - Biotheology, Imagery, and Healing: An Exploration into the Relationship Between Calcium and Bodhicitta, Health, and "Right Action," International Society for Shamanistic Research, 9th International conference, University of Alaska, Anchorage, "Traditional Belief and Healing Systems in a Changing World: An Interdisciplinary Approach" Reading the Landscape: Summoning the Unified Field: An Investigation into the Relation Between Origin of Alphabet, Pattern in Nature, and the Neurology of Perception, (Keynote), Haverford College, PA, Global Philosophy Forum: A Dialogue on Consciousness, Connectivity, and Integral Models of Reality
  • 2009 - Center for Environmental Energy Medicine Studies, Council Grove Conference, KS, discussant
  • 2008 - Artist as Medium: Spirit into Form, Society for Anthropology of Consciousness Conference, Yale School of Divinity, New Haven, CT
  • 2007 - Cosmography: The Writing of the Universe film, presented to Kabbalist Rabbis and artists at the Bar-El venue, Tsfat (Safed), Israel
  • 2007 - Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness: Thresholds and Consciousness: Presentation: “Eskimos Have No Concept for Future: Should We?”
  • 2007 - Council Grove Conference, Kansas: Center for Environmental Energy Medicine Studies: Participant
  • 2006 - Co-convener Council Grove Conference, Kansas: “Seeding a Coherent Future: A Constellation of Perspectives”; Presentation: “Sacred Sites into Sacred Relationships”.
  • 2005 - Council Grove Conference, KS: Center for Environmental and Energy Medicine Studies: participant
  • 2004 - Towards a Science of Consciousness Conference, Tucson, AZ; Presented “Mind to Meme: Uncovering the Shared Consciousness Between Judaism and Tibetan Buddhism”.
  • 2004 - Council Grove Conference, Kansas: Center for Environmental and Energy Medicine Studies: participant
  • 2004 - The Society for the Study of Science in Religion, Kansas City, KS: Presentation: “Calcium and Boddhicita: Cultural Interlocutors of Health and Right Action”.
  • 2004- The Psychic Studies Institute, Kansas City, KS: “Visualization and Healing: A Confluence of Eastern and Western Experiences”
  • 2003 - Tribute to Shulamis (Montreal, Canada); Chair, coordinator of event, as well as presenter
  • 2003 - Council Grove Conference, Kansas: Center for Environmental and Energy Medicine Studies; participant
  • 2002 - Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness Conference, Tucson: Paper: “Alphabet, Diaspora, Mind to Meme: Uncovering the Origins of Shared Consciousness Between Judaism and Tibetan Buddhism” Council Grove Conference, Life Science Institute, Kansas, Participant in “Walking the Divine Path”
  • 2001 - Niguel Art Association, Laguna Niguel, California: “Evolution of Form and Image”
  • 2001 - Society For The Anthropology of Consciousness, Bastyr University, Seattle, WA; “Exploring Consciousness: Hypothesis in Search of a Paradigm”
  • 2001 - Council Grove Conference, Life Sciences Institute, Kansas; “Transformation”
  • 2001 - Toward a Science of Consciousness Conference, University of Skovde, Sweden; “Consciousness: Nature Impassioned: In Our Own Image”; and “A Conjecture on the Relation between Boddhicita and Calcium: Cultural Interlocutors of Health and ‘Right Action’
  • 2001 - Hollyhock Institute, Cortez Island: 5 Day Intensive Workshop: “Creativity from the Inside Out: Overcoming Preciousness and Fear”
  • 2001 - Esalen Institute, Ca. 5 Day intensive Workshop: “Creativity from the Inside Out: Overcoming Preciousness and Fear”
  • 2001 - The Studio: Venice: Ca: 3-Day Intensive Workshop: “Creativity from the Inside Out: Overcoming Preciousness and Fear”
  • 2001 -“Art and Healing Symposium”, speaker/panelist, cosponsored by the Skirball Museum and Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles
  • 2000 - Society For The Anthropology Of Consciousness, Tucson, AZ: “Proprioception, Reflection, Recognition: The Positive Affect of Paradigmatic Form”
  • 2000 - Council Grove Conference, Life Sciences Institute, Kansas: “Proprioception, Reflection, Recognition: The Positive Affect of Paradigmatic Form”
  • 1999 - American Association of Anthropology: 13th Annual Meeting of Society for Anthropology of Consciousness, UC Berkeley, CA. Presentation and Discussion of COSMOGRAPHY video
  • 1999 - Council Grove Conference, Life Sciences Institute, Kansas. Invited Participant
  • 1998 - California State University, Dominguez Hills, Convened and Facilitated Public Lecture for KUNO NARKYID, Official Biographer of His Holiness the Dalai Lama
  • 1998 - California State University, Dominguez Hills, Convened, Facilitated and Spoke at Memorial for Dr. Norman Neuerberg
  • 1998 - Council Grove Conference, Life Sciences Institute, Kansas
  • 1998 - Silver Anniversary International Whitehead Conference: "Process Thought and The Common Good" Claremont, CA: Presentation: "Proprioception, Reflection, Recognition: The Lineaments of Form - Exile or Independence".
  • 1998 - Dorland Evening Palomar Winery, Temecula, CA Dorland Slide Lecture
  • 1998- Wosk Salon, Beverly Hills, CA Presentation of Cosmography video
  • 1997 - Council Grove Conference, Life Sciences Institute (Kansas):COSMOGRAPHY
  • 1997- Joseph Campbell Foundation Annual Conference, "Radiant Metaphor", Esalen, Big Sur, California: COSMOGRAPHY
  • 1997- Joseph Campbell Foundation Website "In The Moment": COSMOGRAPHY
  • 1997- CSUDH Faculty Publications Exhibit, University Library, COSMOGRAPHY
  • 1996 - University of Judaism: Talk on work at opening of "The Nature of Landscape"
  • 1996 - Council Grove Conference (Life Science Institute, Topeka, Kansas), Presentation of COSMOGRAPHY VIDEO
  • 1996 - California State University, Dominguez Hills: Third Annual Celebration of Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity: Presentation of COSMOGRAPHY VIDEO
  • 1996 - ISSSEEM Conference, Boulder, CO: COSMOGRAPHY VIDEO
  • 1996 - RSCAAP Celebration, CSUDH, COSMOGRAPHY VIDEO
  • 1996 - CSUDH Faculty Exhibition: Presentation of COSMOGRAPHY VIDEO
  • 1995 - Menninger Foundation, Council Grove Conference (Convener), Kansas: Presentation of COSMOGRAPHY VIDEO; slide talk -"Psalter, Manuscript, Myth: Three Visual Treatises on Being Human".
  • 1995 - New York Open Center: "The Nature of Beauty in Contemporary Art", Panel with Suzi Gablik, John Perreault, David Humphrey
  • 1994 - Murrietta Center for the Performing Arts: The Dorland Arts Colony Benefit: "Water and Light"
  • 1994 - Walton Art Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas, in conjunction with exhibition and conference "Artists of the Spirit": "Relationship: The Perennial Philosophy"
  • 1994 - Santa Monica Museum: COSMOGRAPHY: THE WRITING OF THE UNIVERSE
  • 1994 - Center for Process Studies, School of Theology, Claremont: COSMOGRAPHY: THE WRITING OF THE UNIVERSE
  • 1994 - "The Epic of Evolution" - symposium; Tucson, Arizona
  • 1994 - Presentation of COSMOGRAPHY VIDEO
  • 1994 - Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA: School of Multidisciplinary Studies: Presentation of COSMOGRAPHY VIDEO
  • 1994 - Barnsdall Municipal Gallery: "Conversation" re "Landscape the Continuum"
  • 1993 - "Art Talks: The Artist's Brain - the Work of GYH", (Phyllis Lutjeans) Irvine
  • 1993 - Menninger Foundation, Council Grove Conference, Participant
  • 1993 - Santa Barbara City College: "Cosmography – An Investigation into the Relation between Pattern in Nature and the Origin of Alphabet", cosponsored by the Honors English Program and the Art Department.
  • 1993 - The Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annamaghkerrig, Ireland: "The Spiritual House and Garden", slide lecture on process of building of GYH's house and garden.
  • 1992 - University of California, Irvine: Walkthrough talk on "Macdowell Hay Bale Exhibition"
  • 1992 - University of California, Irvine, Medical Plaza: Walkthrough talk in Nature as Home/The Macdowell Hay Bales Exhibition
  • 1992 - Menninger Foundation, Council Grove Conference, participant
  • 1992 - Bellagio Conference and Study Center, Lake Como, Italy - presentation on paintings
  • 1991 - College of Santa Fe, "Spirit in Nature", slide lecture on evolution of paintings
  • 1991 - Institute of Semitic Studies, Princeton, New Jersey, "Cosmography - The Writing of the Universe"
  • 1991 - "Art as a Healing Force", presentation on the relationship between form and specific visualization techniques at invitational seminar sponsored and held at Commonweal, Bolinas, CA
  • 1991 - Council Grove Conference, Menninger Foundation, Topeka, Kansas; the updated "Cosmography - The Writing of the Universe"
  • 1991 - University of California, Irvine, Medical Plaza: Walkthrough Lecture on "Nature As Home" exhibition.
  • 1991 - Open Center, New York: "Cosmography - The Writing of the Universe"
  • 1991 - Brentwood Art Center, Brentwood, CA: Series of Guest Critiques with Ruth Weisberg
  • 1991 - American Association of University Women (Glendale):"Cosmography", painting and other areas of my work.
  • 1990 - Menninger Foundation: Council Grove Conference, Kansas: talk on Tibetan Buddhist Theology as transmitted by the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India in March/April 1990.
  • 1990 - Psychic Studies Institute, Kansas City, Kansas: Illustrated presentation focusing on applications of Tibetan Buddhist Theology in contemporary psycho-therapeutic techniques such as biofeedback and personality theory.
  • 1990 - University of California, Irvine, Medical Plaza: Walkthrough lecture on "Nature As Home" exhibition.
  • 1990 - Rim Institute, Payson, Arizona: Conceived, coordinated and facilitated "The Conference on Knowing"; read paper "On Knowing" as well as short story "Knowing Lessons".
  • 1990 - "Art and Healing" conference, New Harmony, Indiana, sponsored by American Artist Magazine. Illustrated lecture on my work in the areas of painting, psychology, philosophy, biopsychology, psychoneuorimmunology.
  • 1990 - Santa Barbara Museum of Art in conjunction with The Center for A Post-Modern World: "Cosmography - the Writing of the Universe - a visual investigation into the relation between patterns of nature and alphabetic form". Illustrated lecture on my idea of the origin of alphabetic morphology as based in natural form, mirroring neurology and neural processes of perception/cognition.
  • 1989 - Lecture on Exhibition: Merging One Gallery, Brandeis University Women's Art League
  • 1989 - Panelist: College Art Association- What the CAA can do for Artists? (by proxy reader due to illness).
  • 1989 - Small World Bookstore, Venice, CA. Invitational reading in support of Marion Wiggins and Salmon Rushdie.
  • 1989 - Council Grove Conference, Menninger Foundation, KS. Presentation of World Treasures Foundation, with Dr. Edward Wortz and Joseph Meeker.
  • 1989 - Union Graduate School: Member of Doctoral Committee in Psychology and Religious Studies for dissertation of Judith Kahn; meetings held at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.
  • 1989 - Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA; Slide lecture on my paintings and reading of "Knowing Lessons", story from "The Animal Who Slept on Me and Other Meetings".
  • 1988 - "In Search of the Sacred", University of California, Santa Barbara
  • 1988 - California State University, Northridge, Hillel Foundation; slide lecture on relation of Kaballah to the evolution of my painting imagery
  • 1988 - Participant in Menninger Foundation's, Council Grove Conference, Kansas, Twentieth Anniversary conference on Consciousness
  • 1988 - "Art and the Brain"; invited as member of the delegation for the Center for the Educational Applications of Brain Hemisphere Research of the Brain-Ed Center of California State University, Long Beach; Conference cosponsored by the Michael Reese Neurological Hospital and the Chicago Art Institute, at the Art Institute in Chicago.
  • 1988 - Participant, Threshhold Issues Conference: The Inner Game of Politics - Integrating Personal Growth with Social Change, Santa Barbara, Ca.
  • 1988 - Presentation: Beyond War Foundation: "A Perspective on the Artist's Responsibility in Global Politics
  • 1988 - "In Search of the Sacred", presentation at New York Open Center, NYC
  • 1988 - Delegate, "Helping Heal the Whole Person and the World" - Global Conference; Fetzer Foundation, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
  • 1988 - CSU Faculty Arts Institute, Lake Tahoe, CA.: Slide lecture on paintings and Cosmography, reading of "Deer Deer",
  • 1988 - The First National Conference on the Spiritual in Art, Rim Institute, Arizona -Presentation of slide lecture on evolution of paintings, Cosmography and reading of "Deer Deer"
  • 1988 - Co-author and Presenter of "World Treasures Foundation" Proposal, Planetworks Conference, San Francisco, CA
  • 1988 - Delegate, Humanitas Conference, Tibetan Five Point Peace Plan, Boalt Hall Law School, UC Berkeley
  • 1988 - Delegate: Distinguished Artist Forum, San Francisco
  • 1987 - "In Search of the Sacred”, slide lecture at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
  • 1987 - UCLA Studio Lecture, class of Suzanne Siegal
  • 1986 - Indira Gandhi Center for the Arts, New Delhi, India; participant in India's first Invitational International Interdisciplinary Seminar on "SPACE - Inner and Outer"
  • 1985 - College Art Association, Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles: "Artists and Private Spaces: When Art Becomes Life"; presentation on artist's home/studio; Melinda Wortz, moderator
  • 1985 - Menninger Foundation, Council Grove Conference, Kansas: "Cosmography - The Writing of the Universe"; slide presentation dealing with the origin of language and image as found in random association of natural forms found in wilderness; an inquiry into the relationship between perception, cognition and emotion.
  • 1985 - California State University, Los Angeles: Distinguished Artists Forum Panel, "The New Audience"; Jerry Samuelson, moderator
  • 1984 - Fund for Artist Colonies Conference, Altos de Chavon, Dominican Republic: chaired session on role of artist colonies
  • 1984 - Menninger Foundation, Council Grove Conference, Kansas: slide lecture on my work
  • 1984 - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York: visiting lecturer on my work
  • 1984 - Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York: Visiting Artist Series; slide lecture on my work
  • 1984 - Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, CA: Art Forum Visiting Lecturer; slide lecture on my work
  • 1983 - California State University, Dominguez Hills: "Emergence of Spontaneous Imagery," slide presentation
  • 1983 - Beyond Baroque Foundation, Venice (CA): Symposium on Dorland Mountain Colony
  • 1983 - Pitzer College, Claremont (CA): "Reflections of Events in Time: A Search of the Self through Imagery"; slide lecture on my work
  • 1983- Menninger Foundation, Council Grove Conference, Kansas; "Art as a Metaphor of Change"; slide presentation on my work
  • 1983 - Cochise Fine Arts, Bisbee, Arizona; slide lecture on my work
  • 1982 - UCLA Extension: Functional Art Tour - artist's studio-
  • 1982 - University of California at Irvine: panel on "Tradition in Transition," for Art Department;
  • 1982 - University of California at Irvine: Gallery lecture; panel on "Tradition in Transition" for alumni
  • 1982 - Rancho California/Temecula Women's Club: lecture on my work for Dorland Mountain Colony
  • 1982 - Menninger Foundation, Council Grove Conference, Kansas: lecture on my work
  • 1982 - UCLA Extension: Artists in their studios; (Audrey Sanders instructor), studio tour and lecture
  • 1982 - Arcosanti, Arizona: Food Chain Conference; slide lecture on my work
  • 1982 - Blaisdell Institute, Claremont (CA): "Reflections of Events in Time; A Search for the Self Through Imagery"; slide lecture on my work
  • 1982 - Japanese Cultural Center, Los Angeles: "Concerning the Spiritual in Art" artist panel; Joan Hugo, moderator; presented by USC
  • 1981 - DeYoung Museum, San Francisco: College Art Association panel on "Innovative Education"
  • 1981 - Women's Caucus for Art CAA (San Francisco) – Feminist Professors' panel
  • 1981 - UCLA Extension: Art in the Galleries - lecture on my work at Space Gallery
  • 1980 - LACE Gallery: Women's Caucus for Art, "Joan of Art, Ten Years After"
  • 1979 - University of New Mexico, Albuquerque: guest lecture as adjunct to the opening of "Intimate Statements" exhibition
  • 1978 - Woman's Building: artist's panel in conjunction with Women's Building Exhibition
  • 1978 - California State University, Dominguez Hills: artist's panel in conjunction with Faculty Exhibition
  • 1976 - Los Angeles City College: "Art as Business" – Small College, California State University Dominguez Hills: lecture on my work
  • 1975 - College Art Association in Washington, D.C.: paper on Emily Carr (Canadian artist)
  • 1975 - California State University, Dominguez Hills: slide presentation of feminist art for open house
  • 1974 - Kirkland College, Clinton, New York: illustrated lecture of my work as adjunct to opening of exhibition
  • 1974 - Barnsdall Park Gallery, lecture on my work
  • 1974 - California State University, Dominguez Hills, Psychology Department, "The Creative Individual"
  • 1973 - California State University, Northridge: illustrated lecture on my work


 

Originator and Facilitator of Seminars, Workshops, and Conferences

  • 2008 - Sunshine Kids Foundation, Dallas, TX, workshop, "Art, Visualization, and Healing," for children with cancer, Marriott Hotel Downtown, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2006 - Center for Environmental and Energy Medicine, Council Grove Conference, KS, co-convener five day international conference "Seeding a Coherent Future: A Constellation of Perspectives"
  • 2001 - Hollyhock Institute, Cortes Island, BC; 5-day intensive workshop: “Authentic Creativity”
  • 2001 - The Studio: Venice, California: 3 day Intensive workshop: “Creative Behavior from the Inside Out: Overcoming Preciousness and Fear”
  • 2001 - Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California, “Creative Behavior from the Inside Out: Overcoming Preciousness and Fear”
  • 2000 - Hollyhock Institute, Cortes Island, BC, Canada, 5 day intensive workshop “Creativity from the Inside Out: Generating Original Imagery”
  • 2000 - Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California: 5 day intensive workshop: “Creative Behavior from the Inside Out: Overcoming Preciousness and Fear
  • 1995 - Convenor of the Council Grove Conference, Menninger Foundation, Kansas: "Healing History, Culture, and Consciousness"
  • 1990 - “Conference on Knowing” at The Rim Institute, Payson, Arizona. Conceived, coordinated and facilitated the five day conference which dealt with epistomology, intuition and the building of confidence from a multidisciplinary perspective.
  • 1972 to 78 - Initiator and facilitator of "Joan of Art" seminars and marathons (later known as "John and Joan of Art"). These seminars, marathons and courses trained artists to knowledgeably and creatively manage their professional careers as artists. These seminars were presented at Womanspace, Los Angeles; California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland; as well as studio workshops


 

Membership in Juries, Civic, and Executive Bodies

  • 2009 - Jewish Artist Initiative, Los Angeles, CA, Executive Board Member College Art Association
  • 2008--Present - International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine (ISSEEM), Boulder, CO, Director, Board Member
  • 2004--Present - Jewish Artists Initiative
  • 1994 - Long Beach 90th Annual Juried Exhibition - sole juror.
  • 1994 - Sole Juror for the Long Beach Arts 90th Open Exhibition
  • 1993 - One of three-member jury for City of Carson Employees Halloween Competition
  • 1988 to present - Reviewer of Visual Arts Applicants for Dorland Mountain Arts Colony
  • 1985-86 - Juror, Santa Monica City Art Bank
  • 1985 - Site Evaluator, National Endowment for the Arts Interarts Program
  • 1984 to 1988 - Member Board of Directors, Dorland Mountain Colony
  • 1983 to 1985 - Founding Member Santa Monica Arts Commission Art Bank Committee.


 

Awards, Grants and Honors

  • 2010 -  The Alyce and Elmer Green Award, International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Engery Medicine, for her innovative blending of science and art.
  • 2009 - California State University Dominguez Hills, Carson (Los Angeles), CA Center for Teaching & Learning (2000), Research & Creative Activity (2003, 1999, 1998, 1997), College of Arts & Science (2004, 2003, 2000 [two], 1999, 1998, 1974)
  • 2008 - California Community Foundation/Fieldmouse Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2007 - Takahashi Foundation, San Francsico, CA
  • 2007 - Wosk Family, Santa Monica, CA
  • 2007 - Panavision Inc, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2006 - United States Embassy, Ukraine, for Exhibition of Paintings and shipping, Soviart Gallery, Kiev (cash grants to cover expenses)
  • 2006 - United States Embassy, Slovakia, for Exhibition of Paintings at Artoteka Gallery, Bratislava (cash grants to cover expenses)
  • 2006 - Mountain Recreation Conservation Authority, Los Angeles ($3,000) for “Reading the Landscape”
  • 2006 - CLASS Foundation, ($30,000) for “Reading the Landscape”
  • 2006 - Panavision ($20,000) for “Reading the Landscape”
  • 2004 - California State University grant ($10,000) for “Reading the Landscape”
  • 2003 - CSUDH Grant ($4500) for “Reading the Landscape”
  • 2003- CSUDH College of Arts and Science Grant ($1000) for “Reading the Landscape”
  • 2003- CLASS Foundation, grant ($30,000) for “Reading the Landscape”
  • 2001 - CSUDH Travel Grant to present paper at Anthropology of Consciousness Conference, Tucson, AZ
  • 2000 - CSUDH CAS Travel Grant to present two papers at Science of Consciousness Conference, Skovde, Sweden
  • 2000 - CSUDH Center for Teaching Learning Travel Grant to supplement travel to Skovde Conference, Sweden
  • 2000 - CSUDH Travel Grant to present paper at Anthropology of Consciousness, Tucson, AZ to present paper
  • 1999 - RSCAAP Award, CSUDH $3500
  • 1999 - CSUDH CAS Travel Grant to present “Cosmography” at Anthropology of Consciousness Conference, UC Berkeley
  • 1998 - Sally Casanova RSCAAP Award (Research Creative Activity) $3500 (California State University, Dominguez Hills)
  • 1998 - California State University, Dominguez Hills Travel Grant $500 for 25th International Alfred North Whitehead Silver Anniversary Conference, Claremont, CA
  • 1997 - Sally Casanova RSCAAP Award (Research Creative Activity) $5000 (California State University, Dominguez Hills)
  • 1989 - Foundation Research Award, for book "Cosmography –the Writing of the Universe", California State University, Dominguez Hills
  • 1989 - Foundation Research Award, Summer Stipend, towards ongoing work in two books of prose, California State University, Dominguez Hills
  • 1988 - Meritorious Performance and Professional Promise Award, California State University, Dominguez Hills
  • 1988 - Foundation Research Award, for book "In Search of the Sacred", California State University Dominguez Hills
  • 1987 - Foundation Research Award, California State University, Dominguez Hills
  • 1986 - Distinguished Artist, California State University System
  • 1985 - National Endowment for the Arts: Senior Visual Artist's
  • 1970 - Los Angeles Municipal New Talent Competition Grant for $15,000
  • 1969 - UCLA Art Council Award
  • 1968 - UCLA Art Council Award


 

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